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A Photographic Journey up the Missouri River in North Dakota - Fort Mandan

 Photographs of the Missouri River at Fort Mandan





These photos provide a visual journey up the Missouri River in North Dakota. The pictures are arranged in approximate upstream order and dates and locations are given when known.  These photographs may give you a glimpse of the sites Lewis & Clark saw and also serve to illustrate the history and development of the Missouri River.

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Missouri River from Washburn boat landing

Missouri River looking upstream from the Washburn boat landing

April 7, 2002

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


Missouri River near Washburn

Missouri River near Washburn

June 22, 2000

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Washburn, ND

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, on a bluff above the Missouri River at Washburn, North Dakota

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, on a bluff above the Missouri River at Washburn, North Dakota

Credit: North Dakota Tourism Department


Missouri River near Hensler

Missouri River near Hensler

October 3, 1976

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


Reconstructed Fort Mandan

Fort Mandan Historic Site in the fall, winter home of Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery 1804-1805

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


Reconstructed Fort Mandan and Interpretive Staff

Fort Mandan Historic Site in the fall, winter home of Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery 1804-1805

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


Reconstructed Fort Mandan in the winter

Fort Mandan Historic Site in the winter, winter home of Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery 1804-1805

Credit: North Dakota Tourism Department


Reconstructed Fort Mandan

Fort Mandan Historic Site in the spring, winter home of Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery 1804-1805

April 7, 2002

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


Reconstructed Fort Mandan in the summer

Fort Mandan Historic Site in the summer, winter home of Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery 1804-1805

Credit: North Dakota Tourism Department


Black Smith Shop

Re-creation of the Corps of Discovery’s blacksmith shop at Fort Mandan Historic Site

April 7, 2002

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


Tools similar to those used by Lewis and Clark

Tools similar to those used by Lewis and Clark, Fort Mandan Historic Site

April 7, 2002

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


An octant on display at Fort Mandan Historic Site

An octant, Fort Mandan Historic Site

April 7, 2002

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


Map

William Clark was responsible for mapping the journey and created maps such as this one displayed at Fort Mandan Historic Site

April 7, 2002

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


Reenactment of boat lanch

Reenactment of the Corps of Discovery leaving Fort Mandan, April 7, 1804, Fort Mandan Historic Site

April 7, 2002

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


Reenactment of boat launch

Reenactment of the Corps of Discovery leaving Fort Mandan, April 7, 1804, Fort Mandan Historic Site

April 7, 2002

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


Missouri River near Fort Mandan

Missouri River near Fort Mandan Historic Site

April 7, 2002

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


Missouri River near Fort Mandan

Missouri River near Fort Mandan

Credit: North Dakota Tourism Department


Arial photograph of reconstructed Fort Mandan

Aerial photograph of reconstructed Fort Mandan

September 16, 1997

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


Arial photograph of Missouri River near Fort Mandan

Aerial photograph of the general area of the original Fort Mandan

May 18, 1995

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


Fort Mandan, North Dakota Image

General area of the original Fort Mandan

Landsat 7 and Digital Elevation Model (DEM) image

September 1, 2001

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey National Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) web site, The Voyage of Discovery Continues: A Satellite View of the Journey of Lewis and Clark


Whitetail Deer

Whitetail Deer

"Owing to its secretive habits large numbers were not seen but they must have been very abundant due to the large numbers killed for the use of the party. Venison and Indian corn were the principal foods of the expedition while in North Dakota especially at Fort Mandan. 243 killed." (Reid, 1999)

Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Clinker

Clinker or scoria, called pumice stone by Lewis and Clark, on display at the Paul Broste Rock Museum, Parshall, North Dakota

May 11, 2003

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


Missouri River between Washburn and Stanton

Missouri River between Washburn and Stanton

June 20, 2000

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


 References

Reid, Russell and Clell G. Gannon. 1999. Birds and Mammals Observed by Lewis & Clark in North Dakota. North Dakota History: 66(2):2-14. Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Home Page. http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/wildlife/bmam/index.htm (Version 16MAR2000).


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